A Historical Perspective on Atlantis

Edgar Cayce was a phenomenally gifted psychic. More than anything he wanted to become a doctor and missionary. However, his family was poor so he was only able to complete the seventh grade before going to work to help support his family. This didn’t prevent his becoming a healer though, as in early adulthood he found that while in a self-induced trance state he had the ability to diagnose people’s ailments and recommend treatments. He didn’t even have to be near the person. He would be told someone’s name and where they were located, and could go to the Akashic Record known in the Bible as the Book of Life, and see everything about the persons past, present and future.

Cayce spoke of Atlantis in over seven hundred of his readings. He described a society where the Sons of the Law of One did battle with the Sons of Belial. I believe these were the warring parties referred to by Jesus in the Jeshua channelings. As he said, they were both extra-terrestrial sources of influence on humanity at that time. There were both white and black magicians on Atlantis. All magic is practiced using the same methods. The thing that determines whether magic is white or black, is the intention of the magician – whether it is used for good or nefarious purposes. The author of The Lost Teachings of Atlantis wrote; “Magic and miracles were not just something that existed in fairy tales. They were the scientific workings of spiritual forces on physical matter.” I find it interesting that almost ten years later, this was confirmed to the Ancient Awakenings group, when One Who Serves said that there are no miracles – there is only science.

The Sons of Belial, said by some to be the Biblical Cain, learned how to use the spiritual powers of the Sons and Daughters of the Law of One. They used them for selfish means and Atlantis became an evil society. The black magicians created part-human, part-animal hybrids called Chimeras. They would use these creatures as slaves and sex objects. Edgar Cayce called them ‘humanimals’.  Jesus calls humanity ‘creature humans’. In the esoteric teachings, angels are called men and people are called animals! This is the point at which the 144,000 were called into action:

“The Edgar Cayce readings relate that a soul named Amilius saw the fallen state of the angels on Earth and volunteered to be the leader of a group of 144,000 souls who would enter into Earth life to try to extricate their fellow souls from their material prisons. To accomplish this, Amilius and the 144,000 would have to commit to the entire evolutionary cycle of Earth life and would be subject to the same things other souls had who had forgotten their origin. Cayce related that the soul of Amilius was also the soul of Jesus and also the Adam of the Old Testament of the Bible. To extricate souls from materiality, Amilius had to experience what the other souls experienced, in order to transform humans from within.” Edgar Cayce on Angels

According to Edgar Cayce, it was Amilius who created the new bodies for humans that included the seven chakras and spiritual circuitry which would enable humans to be in contact with the realms of God and the angels. This creation – the Adamic human – a mixture of earth and spirit, was a new creation and this body was created from the highest realms of God.

When I got the results of some DNA testing, I learned that my DNA haplo-group originated circa 10,500 B.C. in the area of Mesopotamia – northern Palestine. The haplogroup was also found in a large degree among the people called the Sami of Norway, in Egyptians, in the present day Palestinians, in the Basques of northern Spain, and the Native American Cherokee. Surprisingly to me, it is rare in Europeans – only 3% of the population. I looked up an article on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, on the Sami people who are also known as Lapps. The picture in the article was taken circa 1900. It showed what looked like an American plains Indian tepee with a man in the middle and two women on either side – most likely a plural marriage. Their children were also portrayed. The Basques live in the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain. The Palestinian derivation of my haplogroup made sense to me, but how it came to be in Egypt, Norway and Spain, was at first hard to understand. I learned that the haplogroup traveled through the migrating Atlanteans.

Edgar Cayce told of a group of followers of the Law of One led by a leader called Iltar who left Atlantis and went to South America. The vestiges of the Atlantean settlements in South America can be found in the ancient ruins of the Aztecs, Tolmecs, Inca, and other cultures where megalithic stone structures were built by the Atlantean refugees. In fact, Cayce said that the civilizations built in South and Central America were built by people not only from Atlantis, but also from Lemuria who had migrated to escape the submersions of their lands. Cayce said there were people from ‘Oz’ or ‘Og’ who were responsible for their construction too – so there really was a Land of Oz! Cayce said that, “the ancient Egyptians and American Indians originated in Atlantis, also the Basques, Canary Islanders and early inhabitants of Spain and Portugal.” (Iberia) These last two were later known as Celts. Just so you know, ‘Iberia’ is just another way to say ‘Hebrew’.

He also spoke of the migrations of people from all three lands who went to what is now California, Mexico and southern New Mexico in the United States. He stated; “This again found a change when there were the injections from those peoples that came with the divisions of those peoples in that called the ‘Promised Land.’ Hence we may find in these ruins that which partakes of the Egyptian, Lemurian and Oz civilizations, and the later activities partaking even of the Mosaic activities.” Yes, you understood him correctly – which isn’t easy! When the Israelite’s divided up the land between the tribes of Israel, some of them traveled to North, South and Central America! They were well aware of where those lands were, since their ancestors had been Atlanteans. The Atlantean’s were seafarers and traders who traveled the world. Some of them became the Phoenicians, also known as the Pelasgians or Sea People.

Some American Indians remember Atlantis as ‘Turtle Island’, ‘Pan’ or ‘The Old Red Land’. The ‘Old Red Land’ name came from the red color of the earth there. The name Serpents of Wisdom was already in use by our people during the time of Atlantis, and as they left Atlantis, they took their Serpent Wisdom with them. One story has them going to the Mississippi Delta region where they met up with their brothers the Iroquois Serpents. Some of the tribes stemming from the Atlanteans are the Sioux, Lakota, Algonquin and Iroquois. All these names translate as ‘snake’ or ‘serpent’.

From the book Atlantis-Insights from a Lost Civilization, we get an idea of who the Atlanteans developed into as time progressed.  The author relates legends from Great Britain that describe the Pleiades as the dwelling place of giant sky gods who once visited the Earth. The book gives examples of ancient stone monuments that are lined up with the position in the sky of the Pleiades at the equinox or other significant astronomical dates. The author states that there is a Cherokee ancestral wisdom that states; “Long ago people from the stars known as the seven dancers, or the Pleiades, reached the five islands of Atlantis and happily settled there.”  The Cherokee legends say that when many Atlanteans abused their sacred powers and grew corrupt, the islands disintegrated. The Algonquians were the tribe of Pocahontas father. The author wrote that Edgar Cayce described their descendants, the Iroquois, as direct descendants of Atlanteans, and that others – the Dakota, Sioux, Mandan’s, Delaware, Shawnee, Algonquin’s, Choctaw and Cherokee all retain the aquiline noses, high cheek bones, and long skulls of their Atlantean ancestors.

Lucille Taylor Hansen in her book The Ancient Atlantic, points out that many of the former Atlantean Native Americans designated themselves as Atlantean Serpents by incorporating the ‘K’ sound within their names. The tribes of this group include the Oklahoma, Muskogian, Choctaw, Cherokee, Mohawk, Comanche and Chickasaw.  According to her, the Ka sound denotes both Serpent of Wisdom and Son of God.

The Atlanteans close relationship with intelligent beings from the Pleiades is commemorated in Greek mythology where Atlas fathered seven daughters, the seven stars of the Pleiades.

The book Atlantis – Insights from a Lost Civilization calls the Vikings descendants of the oceangoing Atlanteans and says they decorated the front of their ships with carved serpents. Also the final ruler of Atlantis, Votan/Wotan/Wodin or Odin – which are all names for the same man, supervised the stocking of their ships with books, food and animals when they left Atlantis. The author says he obtained much of his data from the records of the Irish Tuatha de Danaan, whom he says were employed as scribes in Atlantean temples. He wrote that the Tuathas fled in ships during the final destruction of their country and eventually many of them settled in Ireland where their knowledge was incorporated into Celtic myths and legends. Those stories describe the land of Ogham or Ogyges, (Igiggi-Ogiggi) off the coast of Ireland. Legends say it was once possible to reach Atlantis by way of Ogham traveling many months on a well-lit highway. A huge granite statue of Og, a king of Ogham and another of his queen Magog stood in London until bombs destroyed them during World War II.

To quote that author; “The extensive wisdom of Atlantean scholars was also recorded and remembered in the Near East, where the boats of destitute refugees carried them in 10,000 BC. Noah, with his family and animals as described in the Bible, is the most notorious emigrant from Atlantis, the only land at that time sufficiently advanced to produce the knowledge he carried with him. The Book of Jubilees, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, refers to the written information about medicine and herbs that Noah gave to Shem and says that in due course these books were passed from Jacob to his son Levi, who gave them to his children. The enlightenment Noah brought to the Near East is symbolized in many legends.”

The author wrote that the Hebrew’s describe a holy book given to Adam by the angel Raziel. The Hebrew’s say the book was made from sapphires and once belonged to Noah, who used it as a ‘lam’ (light of knowledge) while in the Ark. The book came into the hands of King Solomon and was regarded as the source of all his wisdom. The author states that the information relating to the occult arts that reached the Near East from Atlantis at the time of the flood contributed to the practices of the Essene Order.

According to the Theosophy website;

“The Atlantean root race had Mongolian features; they began with golden brown skin and gradually evolved into the red American Indian, brown Malayan, and yellow Mongolian races, because some Atlantean’s eventually migrated to the Americas and Asia. The seven sub-races of the Atlantean root race were: the Rmoahal, the Tlavati, Toltec (a term which Theosophists use as a synonym for American indians), the Turanian the (original) Semites (e.g., the Phoenicians), the Akkadians, and the Mongolian, which migrated to and colonized East Asia.”

Ignatius Donnelly in Atlantis; the Antediluvian World wrote;

“The religious, philosophic, and scientific knowledge possessed by the priest-crafts of antiquity, were engendered from Atlantis. Atlantean sun worship has been perpetuated in the ritualism and ceremonialism of both Christianity and pagandom. …The center of the Atlantean Wisdom-Religion was presumably a great pyramidal temple standing on the brow of a plateau rising in the midst of the City of the Golden Gates. From here the initiate-priests of the Sacred Feather went forth, carrying the keys of Universal Wisdom to the uttermost parts of the Earth.

….The mythologies of many nations contain accounts of gods who came out of the sea. Certain shamans among the American Indians tell of holy men dressed in birds’ feathers and wampum who rose out of the blue waters and instructed them in the arts and crafts. Among the legends of the Chaldeans is that of Oannes, a partly amphibious creature who came out of the sea and taught the savage peoples along the shore to read and write, till the soil, cultivate herbs for healing, study the stars, establish rational forms of government, and become conversant with the sacred Mysteries. Among the Mayas, Quetzalcoatl, the Savior-God (whom some Christian scholars believe to have been St. Thomas), issued from the waters and, after instructing the people in the essentials of civilization, rode out to sea on a magic raft of serpents to escape the wrath of the fierce god of the Fiery Mirror, Tezcatlipoca.

May it not have been that these demigods of a fabulous age who, Esdras-like, came out of the sea were Atlantean priests? All that primitive man remembered of the Atlantean’s was the glory of their golden ornaments, the transcendency of their wisdom, and the sanctity of their symbols – the cross and the serpent. That they came in ships was soon forgotten, for untutored minds considered even boats as supernatural. Wherever the Atlantean’s proselytized they erected pyramids and temples patterned after the great sanctuary in the City of the Golden Gates. Such is the origin of the pyramids of Egypt, Mexico, and Central America. The mounds in Normandy and Britain, as well as those of the American Indians, are remnants of a similar culture. In the midst of the Atlantean program of world colonization and conversion, the cataclysms which sank Atlantis began. The initiate-priests of the Sacred Feather who promised to come back to their missionary settlements never returned; and after the lapse of centuries tradition preserved only a fantastic account of gods who came from a place where the sea now is. H. P. Blavatsky sums up the causes which precipitated the Atlantean disaster;

‘Under the evil insinuations of their demon, Thevetat, the Atlantis-race became a nation of wicked magicians. In consequence of this, war was declared, the story of which would be too long to narrate; its substance may be found in the disfigured allegories of the race of Cain, the giants, and that of Noah and his righteous family. The conflict came to an end by the submersion of the Atlantis; which finds its imitation in the stories of the Babylonian and Mosaic flood.’

From the Atlantean’s the world has received not only the heritage of arts and crafts, philosophies and sciences, ethics and religions, but also the heritage of hate, strife, and perversion. The Atlantean’s instigated the first war; and it has been said that all subsequent wars were fought in a fruitless effort to justify the first one and right the wrong which it caused. Before Atlantis sank, its spiritually illumined initiates, who realized that their land was doomed because it had departed from the Path of Light, withdrew from the ill-fated continent. Carrying with them the sacred and secret doctrine, these Atlantean’s established themselves in Egypt, where they became its first ‘divine’ rulers. Nearly all the great cosmologic myths forming the foundation of the various sacred books of the world are based upon the Atlantean Mystery rituals.”

The author of Egypt Child of Atlantis wrote;

“In the book Dravidian Origins in the West, DR. N. Lahovary shows the clearly direct relationship between the Basque language and that of the Dravidians of southern India. He does so by demonstrating the existence of an ancient Ligurian linguistic culture that extended in ancient times from India, via Iraq and Turkey right across the eastern and northern Mediterranean to the Atlantic before being largely subsumed within the Indo European cultures of the Celts in the west, the Serbs and Caucasians from the north and the Hamito-Semitic peoples from the south.”

I included this last paragraph, because these languages were our own, and the people, the Hamito-Semitic, Celts, Indo-Europeans, and Caucasian people were our ancestors, and by this and the following paragraph, you can get some idea of where some of these Atlanteans ended up. Laurence Gardner, the author of Genesis of the Grail Kings wrote; “It is remarkable that the Hopi should claim descent from the Snake clan, survivors from a lost island in the Atlantic Ocean and designers of the mound representing a serpent disgorging an egg. The Greeks separated from the Hopi by half a world and thousands of years, recorded that their ancestors were the Ophites, a Serpent People, from the Western Sea, whose emblem was a snake with an egg at its mouth. Ohio’s Great Serpent Mound has a material counterpart in, of all places, Scotland.”

Gardner went on to say that the Atlantean’s “were a people of incomparable genius, expressed in their technological achievements….they explored and mapped the world at least five thousand years before the men of the European Renaissance…they were aggressive imperialists, joyful warriors who delighted in conquest.” He said of the Basques who spoke a language unlike any others, which is called Euskara, “it contains cognates with the languages of four peoples descended from Atlantis.” Gardner also told of the Basques own sunken city myth, and says that the Basques still recall the name Amaiur  “…whom later Christian theologians equated with the biblical Tubal Cain, Noah’s grandson.” Gardner says that the legends say that the Basques were the survivors of the destruction of an oceanic kingdom, the Green Isles, which was engulfed by the sea. He wrote that Amaiur and fellow Atlantean’s resettled in the Pyrenees, where they became the progenitors of the Basques.

In the book Gateway to Atlantis the author relates that the ancient historian Sanchoniathon of Beirut who lived circa 1100 B.C., stated that the Phoenicians, who were the Semitic sub-race of Atlantis;

“….inherited their maritime capability from a dynasty of gods that founded the city of Byblos. They introduced civilized society, possessed light and other more complete ships. They gave birth to many sons and daughters who bore the names of later Phoenician city states and countries throughout the Mediterranean. Their leader was Cronus (Saturn) the son of Coelus or Uranus, the father of the six Titans and their six female counterparts, the Titanides. Sanchoniathon tells us that Coelus ruled Coele-Syria, a country that stretched from the Levant coast of the Lebanon to the eastern extremes of Syria. Cronus, if we dare to presume he was ever human, is remembered for the power struggle he fought and lost against his son Zeus, the leader of the gods of Olympus.” He goes on to say that some sources say that he was banished to Italy where he civilized the barbarous people and introduced agriculture. He wrote that Cronus reign here was remembered as so peaceful and virtuous that it was remembered as a Golden Age.

The author wrote; “In the wars against Zeus and the gods of Olympus, Sanchoniathon states that Cronus’ auxiliaries or allies were the Eloim, a misspelling of Elohim, or the bene-ha-Elohim, the name given in the Old Testament to the Watchers and Nephilim. If we might accept that Cronus’ struggles with his son Zeus recall real events in the history of humankind, could it imply that the maritime gods of Byblos were allies of the Watchers and Nephilim?” He goes on to say that in Greek myth, the Nephilim are equated directly with the Titans or Giants who waged war on the gods of Olympus. In the Greek Septuagint and in the King James Bible, the term Nephilim is substituted with the words Gigantes, or Giants. The author wrote; “With this in mind, it is interesting to note that the Titans are supposed to have sided with Cronus against their father Coelus, the same role played by the Elohim.”

I have come to believe that all the ancient pantheons of gods were actual flesh and blood humans, very few humans, who were known by different names in different places. They were these ‘Elohim’ or really ‘elohim’, what I call ‘lower case ‘g’ gods’. They were also known as the Anunnaki of the Bible. Here we touch on what is the most baffling aspect of my research; biblical personages being linked with ‘pagan’ gods. It is not something I understand very well.

The following gives evidence of this strange inter-mixing of Biblical people with the gods of the pagan pantheons. It tells about the Aegean royal lines from Zarah, the son of Judah and Tamar of the Bible, that progressed to royalty of Troy and Europe. Zarah was the twin of Pharez. These two were sons of Judah – the father of the Jews, or Judeans. In the Bible, Jacob-Israel is talking to his twelve sons about what the future will be for their descendants. He tells Judah that his line is meant to be the royal line with kingship over Israel. He tells Levi that his line will be the priestly line over Israel.

This is taken from;


Appendix 3: Aegean Royal Lines from Zarah. A brief history of the Aegean Royal lines from Zarah.

“Yet could the biblical Darda truly be the founder of Troy? What of Dardanus’ descent from the Greek god Zeus? A number of royal genealogies based on Homer describe the descent of Trojan royalty as follows: Cronus (or Kronos) – Zeus – Dardanus – Erichthonius – Tros – Ilus – Laomedon – Priam (the king of Troy at the time of the Trojan War in Homer’s Iliad). While this lineage might appear entirely mythical, it should be realized that some ancient myths about the ‘gods’ were actually rooted in stories about real people. In fact, many pagan religions began, in part, as ancestor and hero worship (see Thomas Bulfinch, Bulfinch’s Mythology, “Stories of God’s and Heroes,” chap. 25: “Origin of Mythology,” 1855, 1979).

With that in mind, it is rather surprising to discover what the ancient Phoenician historian Sanchoniathon (or Sanchoniatho) – who is believed to have lived around the 1200s B.C. (though some put him a few centuries later) – had to say about the identity of Cronus. But first it should be recognized that all material from Sanchoniathon “is derived from the works of Philo of Byblos (flourished AD 100), who claimed to have translated his Phoenicica from the original text. The authenticity of that claim has been questioned, but excavations at Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit) in Syria in 1929 revealed Phoenician documents supporting much of Sanchuniathon’s information on Phoenician mythology and religious beliefs” (“Sanchuniathon,” Encyclopedia Britannica , 1985, Vol. 10, p. 404).

The writings of Sanchoniathon, as we have them, mention the Greek “Kronos, whom the Phoenicians call Israel . . . He circumcised himself, and forced his allies to do the same” (I.P. Cory, Ancient Fragments, 1828). Israel, as earlier stated, was the new name given to the biblical patriarch Jacob. And the Phoenician historian further explained that this Kronos or Israel had a special son named Jehud or Yehud. This is simply a shortened form of the Hebrew Yehudah, that is, Judah: “. . . evidence of the extent of Judah [later in the fifth century B.C.] are the seal impressions on storage jars . . . on which appear the name ‘Yehud’ in various forms” (Yohanan Aharoni and Michael Avi-Yonah, The Macmillan Bible Atlas, 1977, p. 109).

Since the primary son of the Greek Cronus (Roman Saturn) was Zeus (Roman Jupiter), then Jehud would be the same as Zeus. Indeed, the word Zeus (Zhe-ut) may actually derive from Yehud – as the Roman Jupiter or Iupiter appears to derive from the Greek Zeus-pater or Zheut-pater (pater meaning “father”). Of course, a great deal of Babylonian paganism was overlaid onto these historical characters, creating the false gods of Greek and Roman mythology (see Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, 1916, 1959). Thus, stripped of mythological embellishment, Dardanus son of Zeus son of Kronos is Darda son of Judah son of Israel. Actually, Darda was the grandson, great-grandson or later descendant of Judah – as the word “son” can be interpreted. In any case, Darda was, in fact, a descendant of Judah through the line of Zarah.

Incredibly, an examination of the genealogies of the royal families of Europe shows that nearly all of them trace their lineage back to the house of Troy (see James Anderson, Royal Genealogies or the Genealogical Tables of Emperors, Kings, and Princes, from Adam to These Times , 1736; W.M.H. Milner, The Royal House of Britain: An Enduring Dynasty, 1902). Thus, the scepter did indeed remain with Judah as prophesied. For from the line of Perez came the royal house of David, while from the Zarah line came the royal house of Troy. Yet Troy’s wasn’t the only royal line from Zarah.

The Mycenaean house of Atreus also traced its lineage to Zeus (i.e., Judah). And considering the Mount Zara rising above Mycenae, it would seem that this royal line, like that of Troy, sprang from Zarah. Indeed, remember that the Zarhite Dardanus actually came from this area of Greece. Thus it would appear that the Jewish Cretan royal family, evidently of Zarah, was split with one line going to northwest Turkey and the other going to Mycenaean Greece. Yet they were fused back together when Dardanus married Teucer’s daughter and founded Troy.”

Do you see how my job as family historian could get complicated?!

The man next depicted, I believe to be Judah, known here as King Gudea.


The depiction below features left to right; Dumuzi/ Tammuz of the Bible and Mesopotamian myth who is a son of Enki, then King Gudea, Ningishzidda/Thoth, (a son of Enki), and Enki.

The Atlanteans took their culture with them when they abandoned Atlantis and the societies they established had indoor plumbing, multi-story buildings, aqueducts and lakes, road systems, farming and agriculture. Theirs were called ‘sudden civilizations’ because they showed no evolution of technologies, they arrived ‘fully flowered’. Edgar Cayce said that the Atlanteans had achieved a greater technological advancement than was in existence at the time of his readings in the 1920’s through 1940’s.

The authors of The Mark of the Beast wrote that the Atlanteans were scattered around the world and their mental and physical attributes began to degenerate. Their life spans decreased significantly. Their thought processes sharpened, but they lost their magical powers over nature and over the life forces in the human body. The reference to the life-spans of the Atlanteans decreasing is evidenced in the biblical Patriarchs who show progressively shorter lifespans with each succeeding generation.

Atlantis sank into the ocean slowly over thousands of years. The sinking of the final island called Poseidia was said to have occurred circa 10,500 B.C. and was cataclysmic. Edgar Cayce said it was the Atlanteans misuse of the power emitting out of the Earth that caused the final collapse.

The Followers of the Law of One began leaving Atlantis when the Sons of Belial began practicing human sacrifice. The ones who remained left before the final cataclysm as they had known in advance what would happen. Those in our soul/physical family who were Followers of the Law of One went with Thoth-Hermes to Egypt. Some say that Thoth-Hermes was Noah’s son Ham. Ham was given the African continent as his portion of land when the Earth was divided among Noah’s family. Edgar Cayce said that it was at that time that the pyramids were built in Egypt – by our people. One author wrote that the pyramids and sphinx are astrally aligned to 10,500 B.C. and he believes that was when they were built. If you learn about our family story you will realize how important astronomy and astrology were to our ancestors and I believe the 10,500 B.C. date to be accurate.